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What You Should Know About A Commercial Freezer

What You Need To Know About Freezing Food

Posted by | 25-01-2020

What You Need To Know About Freezing Food

Freezing food Process is something that's done every day and has been for decades. The founder of the modern frozen food industry, Clarence Frank Birdseye II, was a naturalist, entrepreneur, and American inventor. Had it not been for him, how many of us would have had the pleasure of scarfing down a TV dinner, on top of a TV tray, in front of our TVs?

Freezing seems simple. You take a piece of food, throw it in the freezer, and voilà! You have frozen food. But in this day and age, there are types of freezing, different kinds of freezers, advice for freezing, chemicals involved in some freezing methods (vitamin C or ascorbic acid), etc.

Here, we are going to take a closer look at some of the finer points involved in freezing foods.

Types of Freezing/Freezers

You probably thought that freezing was freezing. But with modern technology changing things every day, more and more methods have developed. Here are some methods of freezing/different types of freezers:

  • Cryogenic freezers
  • Flat product freezers/impingement freezers
  • Contact belt freezers
  • Block freezers/plate freezers
  • Brine freezers/immersion freezers
  • Tunnel freezers (IQF freezer)/fluid bed freezers
  • Spiral belt freezers
  • Box freezers/carton freezers
  • Cold storage freezers/air blast freezers

Now Let’s Take a Look at Some Freezing Tips

  • Smaller portions freeze best.
  • Expansion occurs during freezing, so always leave room.
  • Always use appropriate freezing containers and packaging.
  • If you're going to Freezing food Process something, do it as soon as possible.
  • Before freezing, always cool your food.
  • Once raw food has been defrosted, do not refreeze it again while it's still raw. (See next tip)
  • Here's one that many individuals are either afraid of or unaware of. It's okay to cook something that was frozen (after thawing) and then refreeze it. In fact, you bring your food to safe levels by killing bacteria and yeasts when you cook food. You're basically starting with a clean slate, health wise, once you cook food and refreeze it.

Foods That Freeze Best

There are certain foods that just beg to be frozen and do well with the process. Many of these are super handy to have around the house, so consider dedicating one section of your freezer to at least a few of these. Some of them are as follows:

  • Herbs
  • Fresh chili, ginger, turmeric, and horseradish
  • Pastries
  • Berries and bananas
  • Bacon
  • Fish and meat
  • Cooked rice
  • Stocks, stews, and soups
  • Sliced bread

Purchase Your Freezer Units From Ancaster Food Equipment

We offer several types of freezers for sale or for lease:

Refurbished True Commercial Glass Door Freezers – One, two, and three-door stand up freezers. Each of them is built by True, comes with our warranty, and has been made to look and function as it did when it came off the assembly line.

Novelty Freezers – With our refurbished True one or two sliding top-door freezers, you can provide your employees or consumers with convenience and reliability at the same time. We carry 360 L capacity units. Smaller, 160 L capacity units are available as well. Both keep your food at 18°C or lower.

The reason that we been in business for 30 years is because we provide stellar service and dependable equipment. Contact us at Ancaster Food Equipment today for more information. Get an instant quote by calling (855)888-9644

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